The EVH 5150 III Owners Thread

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  1. Brody

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    I looked around and couldn't really find an official EVH thread. I did find a 5150 owners thread but any of us who have a 5153 know that its nothing like the old ones, or the II's, or the 6505s... They are truly a monster in their own category.

    So I would like to reserve this space for pictures, sound clips, videos, FAQs, and articles relating to the 5150 III.

    So I will start, here is my pride and joy:

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    capoeiraesp Ormsby nutter

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    All good mate. Just yanking ya chain.
     
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    I'll throw down!

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    I'm in too, I love this amp!
     
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    Here we go!
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    Hey I'm about to take the plunge this week and get mine!! A 50 watterer.

    But I cannot find any Mexican cabs in the Uk. So I'm going to get a zilla fat boy.

    But speakers should I put in it? I guess vintage 30s are the standard? They're 60 watt so they would hold up if I get a more power amp.

    But what are greenbacks or the 30 watt heritage (in the evh cab) like?

    I guess I don't like speaker breakup as I like a controlled sound.

    Im not after a specific tone, just an all round sound for gigging. But then focusing on a nice fat but direct metal tone for metal band.

    Please help!!
     
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    Well instead of posting a NGD thread I'll just post it here. Just got this a few weeks ago and I've never been happier with an amp. Sometimes I regret not getting the white one but this looks better with my cab/pedalboard.

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    I also had a small issue that the store I bought it from resolved quickly. Every single one of the knobs had a crack in them like this:
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    They changed all the knobs with new ones and told me this has happened before and Fender sent them a bunch of replacements for this exact situation. Also while I was at the store the guy helping me mentioned the interesting serial number it has, 009666. :hbang:

    I think one day I may debadge the front grille or whatever it's called and try to get some red LED's inside. Sorta the way a Diamond or Hughes & Kettner heads have that light glowing inside.
     
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    V30's are always a good choice for all-around metal! However, if you need more versatility or a wider spectrum of frequencies, I'd pair a V30 with a more bass/low-mid focused speaker like a Swamp Thang, or even a bass/treble focused one such as a Celestion 75 like in an Uberkab.
     
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    Wow guys these are awesome! Keep em coming :)
     
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    I second this. I personally use a V30 paired with an Eminence Legend V12. Perfect match to my ears.
     
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    frogunrua Lord of the Afros

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    Here is mine it has sat on top of these orange cabinets for most of its life.
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    i got one! where do you guys like yours biased at?
     
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    my ivory 50watter crushes my mark iv...maybe one day ill post pics of my rig
     
  17. Brody

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    Has anybody else had troubles with the footswitch on the 100 watt 5153? I was having this channel "sticking" problem where it would stay stuck on one channel, even when I clicked another channel it would switch to the other channel, then snap right back. I took the pedal to an authorized fender repair shop and they replaced my peda. It worked for a while but now it seems to be doing it again from time to time. Luckily I use a midi setup now to control everything, but it just bothers me knowing that my footswitch might not work.
     
  18. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    What was the name of that movie already ? The cat that came from Space ?
     
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    The cat from outer space?
     
  20. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Possibly, saw it in french as a kid so I have no clue what the original title was. ^^
    Movie should be something like 30-35 years old. ^^
    Edit; googled it, that's it. ^^
     

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